Advanced Web Authoring

This short course in advanced web authoring will develop your expertise in creating and publishing professional quality websites, using an industry-standard web authoring tools. It will build on the HTML5 and CSS3 skills developed in Introduction to Web Authoring.

Indicative syllabus

  • Authoring tool basics: creating websites using range of techniques to ensure that websites can be maintained and conform to standards.
  • Libraries, stylesheets, templates.
  • Standards: HTML5, CSS3.
  • Browser differences.
  • Semantic structure.
  • Accessibility: optimising site accessibility, building accessible tables and forms in XHTML.
  • Management tools for publishing websites.
  • Tools: validation, accessibility and browser compatibility testing.


  • Birkbeck's Introduction to Web Authoring or equivalent.
  • Good knowledge of authoring with HTML and some knowledge of CSS.
  • Good knowledge of web design: colour theory, font management, page layout.

This Short Course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

15 credits at level 5

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First class: Tue 16-Jan-18 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code BUCI051H5ACB
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First class: Thu 03-May-18 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code BUCI051H5BCB

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